Family Time in Ruidoso
If you are looking for family fun, Ruidoso is the place. Take the go-carts for a spin at Funtrackers, pan for gold at the Flying J Ranch, play a round of Disc Golf, take a Gondola Ride at Ski Apache, or go for a wild ride down the water slide at the Ruidoso Municipal Swimming Pool. Ride the paddle boats at Mescalero Lake at the Inn of the Mountain Gods, or walk one of our many kid-friendly trails.
The village also offers a variety of programs including Wilderness Camps and instruction in archery, golf and gardening. Tennis courts and a sand volleyball court are available for year-round use, and the shredder in your family will love the Skateboard Park. For more information, visit the Ruidoso Parks and Recreation Department.
The Inn of the Mountain Gods also offers its guests a Kids Summer Program on Saturdays from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day.
There's plenty to choose from year-round. Take Your Pick.
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Don’t miss Ruidoso’s newest and most unique attraction, the new Wibit Water Park at Grindstone Lake, a floating, inflatable platform perfect for family fun, birthday parties and special events.
Work together in a race against the clock to solve a series of increasingly challenging puzzles. Be prepared to have your wits tested and your entertainment level raised. Escape Room Ruidoso sets the bar for experiential entertainment.
Kids of all ages will have plenty of family fun in Ruidoso. Many area attractions, such as hiking, fishing, and skiing, are perfect for the entire family. Plan the perfect family vacation with these fun kid-friendly trip ideas.
Head to the water for a day of paddleboarding, kayaking, biking, fishing and more. The Dam House at Grindstone Lake is open for boat and bike rentals, fishing equipment, food and drink at Grindstone Lake from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day. Open daily 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
The Flying J Ranch Chuckwagon Supper and Western Show is one of Ruidoso's most popular summer activities, offering great food and excellent family entertainment. Opening day for the 2019 season is May 25th.
While much of the country is sweltering in summer heat, Ruidosoans are chilling out in the tall pines. No matter what a vacation means to you, a summer holiday is pretty cool in Ruidoso.
Ruidoso’s first off-road adventure specialist, Backcountry Attitudes, provides 4×4 off-roading adventures through scenic wilderness and mountain terrain for a unique backcountry adventure.
From dazzling night skies to snow-capped peaks and evergreen forests, here are five reasons to make a Ruidoso mountain vacation your next adventure.
The All American Futurity (G1) is the richest race for 2-year-olds in North America, regardless of breed. Run every Labor Day at Ruidoso Downs in the mountain village of Ruidoso, New Mexico, the $3 million race is contested by 2-year-old American Quarter Horses. It will be run on September 3, 2018.
Get ready for a totally different adventure this year and head for the mountains for an unforgettable (and affordable) Ruidoso family vacation.
Ski Apache is known for its beautiful warm weather skiing and snowboarding as the nation’s southern-most continually operating resort, but there is plenty of summer excitement too. Here is what travelers can look forward to this summer.
Camping is not only an awesome vacation for those who love the outdoors, but it's also a great way to keep a Ruidoso vacation affordable. Learn everything you need to know to plan your Ruidoso camping trip now!
A Ruidoso vacation cabin can be a fairy-tale escape — a place to curl up with a good book in front of the fireplace or conquer the nearby ski hills. Ready to cozy up to your own slice of cabin bliss? Here are a few visitor favorites to help get you started.
Ruidoso's diverse cluster of indie Midtown shops offer something for everyone, from outdoor gear to trendy threads, but here’s a quick primer.
From pristine high-mountain lakes and streams to sparkling reservoirs and meandering rivers, discover the best places to cast a line in Ruidoso.
From street to trail, if you love to pedal, Ruidoso has you covered. With new trail development and a vast network of empty rural roads and awesome mountain trails, cycling in Ruidoso has never been better. Discover the best places to get your bike on in Ruidoso.
Witness panoramic vistas from the top of Ski Apache. Look for wildlife and enjoy the cool temperatures of Sierra Blanca Peak. For extra fun, rent a mountain bike at Ski Apache, take it up the mountain on the gondola, and ride down.
They say the best things in life are free. Save money on your next trip by taking advantage of these 5 free things to do in Ruidoso.
Go tubing at Ruidoso Winter Park. There are lanes for racing your friends and a Magic Carpet conveyor belt for an uphill ride. Adrenaline junkies can descend individually, in tandem — or for the fastest and longest ride, in group clusters in a giant tube. After your chilly thrill, retreat to a warming VIP Igloo to cozy up in with a hot drink and a snack.
Snuggle in front of a fire. Build a snowman. Take a walk in the forest. Stargaze. Ruidoso embraces winter weather with plenty of no-cost activities to keep your vacation on budget.
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Magic wands, tiny houses and whimsical fairies add fun for the young at village park Walking along the Two Rivers Park trail, a slight breeze blowing across the Rio Ruidoso, visitors may be startled to see a trout jump out of the water and riding on his back, the smallest of folk fairies.
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